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At Valdosta State, students take learning beyond the classroom. Here, you can participate in research or practice with faculty members as early as your first year. You'll utilize technology from the hospital room to the news room and everywhere in between to gain professional-level knowledge in your field. You can study in over 100 locations around the world, then apply your experience at home. Whatever experience you're looking for, you can find it here. 

First Year Programs

  • Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center helps students navigate their course work and get a clear bearing on success with free one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and weekly study groups for difficult courses.

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  • Centralized Advising

    Centralized Advising at VSU guides all first-year students through major selection, course registration and the transition from high school to college. After a successful first year (30 hours), students are transitioned to college advising.

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  • Learning Communities

    VSU learning communities are designed to ease the transition from high school to college by allowing first-year students to build social and academic skills together in an integrated living and learning environment.

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Student Spotlight

  • Profile: Bailey Salter

    Communication Disorders graduate Bailey Salter's dream is to enable children with various disabilities and disorders to achieve academic and social success.

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